Author Notes: Ever have those moments where you a bit of information flashes by your cognitive senses and disappears never to flash back again? & yet it leaves such a deep impression that you find yourself searching for it whenever the opportunity arises?
This idea stems from a clip on mixology I remember watching on Indian TV by India’s foremost female mixologist Shatbi Basu. While the details of the clip are fuzzy, what remains crystal clear are the ingredients she used, fennel seeds, ginger & fresh Sugarcane juice, While the last ingredient is not really easy to obtain (unless you’re in the vicinity of Union square in New York City where there is a juice bar that crushes this fresh while you wait), The canned variety makes for a wonderful substitute. —Panfusine
teaspoon fennel seeds
thick slice lemon cut into pieces, rind and all
teaspoon fresh minced ginger root
fresh Thai basil leaves
teaspoon brown cane sugar
milliliters Bacardi light rum
ounces chilled sugar cane juice
Ice as required
- Combine the fennel, lemon, ginger,Thai basil leaves and sugar. Muddle well.
- Add the rum, sugar cane juice and ice into a cocktail shaker along with the muddled mix and shake well.
- Strain into a chilled glass & garnish with a sprig of thai basil.